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The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center is making a life-changing impact on dozens of North Texas families
The University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center works to bring evidence-based treatment and intervention to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, helping them reach their potential and live richer, more fulfilling lives. This emotional video, created by a UNT student, brings awareness to the turmoil and questions families face following a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and what KFAC is doing to help those families thrive.
COE student advising team makes holiday donation to UNT alumna's charity
Staff members in the UNT College of Education's Student Advising Office celebrated the holiday season by collecting travel products, basic clothes, travel bags, snacks, baby items and more for Families to Freedom, a nonprofit organization that provides free long-distance transportation to survivors of domestic violence.
Scholarship recipients show gratitude to COE donors at annual banquet
Apogee Stadium's Club Level was alive with conversation, laughter and gratitude as the College of Education's scholarship donors and recipients came together for the annual STAR Celebration on Nov. 12.
The STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) Celebration honors the college's donors and allows them to meet the student recipients of their scholarships in person. This year, nearly $200,000 was awarded to 170 plus students.
16-year-old PhD candidate joins COE's educational psychology program
Noel Jett is the perfect person to study for a doctorate in gifted and talented young people.
After all, she's 16 years old. And she will be entering the University of North Texas this fall to pursue her PhD in educational psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in May. Her own experience as a gifted child has been challenging at times, and she hopes to research ways to make it easier for others.
COE lecturer focuses on prevention of human trafficking in study abroad course
15 students at the University of North Texas traveled to Romania with UNT Educational Psychology Lecturer Julie Leventhal to try an approach to human trafficking that aims to prevents it from happening, rather than waiting to rescue children and adults years later. The new study abroad course through the College of Education combined in-class sessions with three weeks of travel and came just weeks ahead of the July 30 U.N. World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
REAL Communities - "Residents Engaged in Academic Living" are communities within the residence halls that bring students together who share the same major or interest.
REAL Communities provide many opportunities to succeed at UNT, incuding more convenient advising, a Staff Mentor, and service opportunities.
We invite you to join the education REAL community in Kerr Hall.
Studying ways to boost exercise results gets UNT researchers $45,000 in grants
Three University of North Texas researchers have been awarded grants totaling more than $45,000 to study topics that could help athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts train more effectively. Faculty member Jakob Vingren, doctoral degree candidate Adam Venable and dual doctoral and master's degree candidate Danielle Levitt each received awards related to their work in UNT's Applied Physiology Laboratory.
The children of UNT's Child Development Lab recently hosted their annual tea party. The children helped to plan and were involved in preparation of the food, including egg salad sandwiches, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, fruit sun tea, scones with jam, tiny fairy pancakes, fruit slices and more.
The staff used the party preparation to teach hygiene and good nutrition, reading a recipe, setting the table, using good manners and sending invitations.
Thousands of books gathered for Ugandan children
Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in Denton ISD helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.
"...some kids even went door-to-door collecting. And they did this in about a week? Amazing," said Cutright. "It is testimony, I think, to the deep yearning of people to help those in need. All that needs to be provided is a tangible means to do so."
The Applied Physiology Laboratory covers approximately 10,000 square feet of dedicated space. The laboratory house state-of-the-art computerized equipment for measurement of oxygen uptake, anaerobic capacity, strength and power, muscle activation, constituents of blood and tissue samples, and body composition. The Applied Physiology Laboratory specializes in research and education in the areas of physiology, health, and nutrition that relate to exercise.